Quantcast HuskerMax


This week in
Husker history

The week of Jan. 17-23, looking back in five-year intervals:
1901: The 1900 team is honored at a banquet at the Lincoln Hotel.
1916: Kansas State coach John Bender, a former Nebraska star, makes inquiries to ensure that Guy Chamberlin does not play a third season at Nebraska. | Full story
1921: Former Nebraska coach Doc Stewart becomes coach and athletic director at Clemson.
1926: Former Cornhusker Max Towle enters the race for the office Lancaster County attorney. (He would win the election and rise to fame for his role in investigating a gangland-related bank robbery in Lincoln in 1930.)
«1931: Line coach Bernard “Bunny” Oakes leaves the Nebraska staff to become head coach at Montana. He would later coach at Colorado and Wyoming.
1941: An imminent return to military duty emerges as a possibility for Nebraska coach Biff Jones.
1946: Season tickets for the Huskers’ four home games go on sale for $10, or $2.75 for single games.
1956: New head coach Pete Elliott hires Bill Jennings as backfield coach and Dee Andros as line coach.
1971: Nearly 2,000 fans attend the football awards banquet as the 1970 national championship team is honored at Pershing Auditorium.
1976: Husker split end Chuck Malito is elected captain of the track team.
1996: An Arizona Republic editorial cartoon is the latest to take a swipe at Nebraska's off-the-field issues.
2001: Defensive lineman Jon Clanton sets records in pre-winter conditioning testing.
2011: Ameer Abdullah, a running back from Alabama, commits to Nebraska.
2016: Tom Osborne and former Husker players eulogize Lawrence Phillips at his funeral in California. Also, the buzz around Nebraska recruiting heats up with a visit from a trio of athletes from Calabasas High School in California.